Brookfield police recovered a missing girl and arrested the man she was with Oct. 30 on Hazelton Street in Masury.
Police said they were called to Nellie Street with a report of a female screaming from an apartment. When police arrived, a male and a female ran out the back of the building, the caller said.
A neighbor shot a video in which a female could be heard yelling for help, a male yelling back at her, and the female sounding like she was hurt and had asked why he hit her, police said.
The only indication of who lived in the apartment was a photo of a male in the bedroom, police said.
Police said they searched the area and found a 36-year-old man – the same man from the photo – and a 16-year-old girl walking on Hazleton. The couple had mud and burrs on their pants, although they claimed they were walking to the store, police said.
The man identified himself as Joshua M. Ocheltree, but the girl gave an incorrect name and claimed to be 36, police said.
Police eventually identified the girl as having a warrant through Trumbull County, and being a missing child from Dayton who might be in Mahoning or Trumbull County.
The girl fought with police, kicking Sgt. Cody Dean, police said.
When Ocheltree and the girl were separated, they yelled to each other that they loved the other, and she said they would be together again, police said.
“They acted as if they were in a relationship and she said the apartment was theirs’,” Dean said.
Ocheltree, of 562 Nellie St., was charged with obstruction for harboring the girl and lying to police, police said. His next court hearing has been set for Jan. 11.
The girl, who had a Warren address, was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, assault, falsification and criminal damaging.